17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale
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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mattyice4 on 03-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by babaracas:
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3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear medium orange, thin soapy white head fades quickly. A few dots of lace on the glass. Smell: nectarine, soft pear, spicy, mildly grainy, sweet. Taste: sugary, boozy. Too much of each. Peach, pear, clove, vanilla, pepper, herbal note. Baby brett-ish. Nicely carbonated but an overly sticky, sugary finish. All of the flavors are fine, but they don't stand out with the (since it's SweetWater I assume this is on purpose) "amped up" sweetness. Not too far off from being worthwhile... I mean if the hopping and time with brett were also dialed up and it was labeled a double brett ipa then we have a different outcome.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery.

Pours with a fine, clear but lightly hazy amber body.
Unusual but appealing aroma.
The flavor is stronger than the aroma suggests.
Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall: fine aroma but less appealing flavor; this reverse of many saisons.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 6.49. Bottled 02/2014. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours a clear, brilliant golden yellow with about a finger and a half of white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. At any point a quick swirl brings a haze back to the surface but it leaves almost no lace.

Smells of lemongrass, coriander, slight citrus, hay and a mild yeasty funk.

No surprise flavors here. Coriander, wet hay, lemon zest, grass and sharply funky yeast. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in there. Tastes fairly dry but there is a notable malt sweetness to it.

The body is on the heavier side of medium with an effervescent, lively carbonation. Finish is bitter and yeasty with more coriander, grass and citrus zest.

An interesting direction for an anniversary ale from a brewery that is regionally known for generous hopping. Slightly heavier than most of the saisons that I've had. I'm far from an expert or connoisseur of the style but this seems to fit in pretty well without really pushing the envelope. Not bad at all. I may just set one or two aside to see what happens. Happy 17 years Sweetwater!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 102 ratings